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“Everytime you get to Florence, come here!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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A Beautiful Florence
Ranked #307 of 653 Florence B&B and Inns
Nevada
1 review
“Everytime you get to Florence, come here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2009

It was very easy to arrange our staying in Florence with Leonardo. He explained us how to get to the B&B and we met right there. It is located in a very vital area of Florence, in a square with plenty of shops and bars, easily linked to the city centre via bus (about 10 minutes away). The room was quite large and everything was where you expected to be. Internet, private toilet, and a kitchen that made us feel right at home, with microwave owen and a large variety of food, jams and pastries for breakfast. We were very happy about our staying here, Leonardo and his girlfriend Barbara were very friendly and helped us everytime we asked them. My next trip to Florence will surely start from here, a simple place but with all you need and cheap enough to make you forget you booked a room in Florence!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Okotoks, Alberta
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2009

I had booked “A Beautiful Florence” a couple weeks prior to travelling to Italy. When we arrived at the A Beautiful Florence, on a Saturday evening about 8:00 PM and rang the bell there was no answer. There was a number to call, so we did and soon found out that the room I had booked at A Beautiful Florence B&B had been cancelled by the B&B, even though I had a confirmation from Expedia (who we booked through). No acceptable reason was ever given why they cancelled our room. Expedia was NO help, they even tried to put it back on us because we didn’t check our reservation the night before leaving for Italy.

I cannot attest to the quality of the room itself, but as for A Beautiful Florence as a whole, I would be very careful about booking with this B&B and Definitely double check your reservation before arrival. And unless you are paying for your room upfront through Expedia, Do Not trust that the confirmation has been made and don’t expect any help.

Oh, another thing, the picture attached to the description, not there. The B&B is not even close to any water. It’s a plain old building just off a very busy street.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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abeautifulflorence, Manager at A Beautiful Florence, responded to this review, 4 July 2009
As cleary stated this review was done not staying in our accomodation and only on hypothesys. We that consideration out of reality and totally in disagreemnet on numerous feedback sreceived by our previous customers not agreed for sure.

-Short summary on what REALLY happened-

That person booked months before the arrival providing invalid credit card number, so we were forced to cancel immediately the reservation the day after the booking day.

The person arrived at the BB not aware of the cancellation (we do not know if miss to read expedia mail). Matter of fact, we helped him a lot, not leaving alone as the booking intermediare did, and we found in 15 minute another very good accomodation not far from were they was. Quick and good fix for a mistake we did not, and we give excuses too (undeserved).

Frankly this unfair review based on "customer" miss ond not hotel mistakes, not mentionining the help received free of charge by us, is an example of how not use trip advisor.

We hope next time to have the same time of customer we had before: fair, organized, candid on their feedback based on real fact and not based on the fact they are upset with whatever not releated to the service provided.

The feedback is underserved and you did not deserve the strong help given for find anothe acco in a very high season period.

Next time give feedback when you stayed in our hotel, not when you only supposed to do.

Leonardo
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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2009

The place was fantastic,and we felt at home here.The owner Leonardo is very friendly and helpful.We loved the room and the location,although we faced a little bit of difficulty finding the place on the day we arrived.There is provision of super fast wi-fi internet[free], and a 24 hour accessible kitchen.We were on our own,with our own set of keys.It is a very quiet and scenic area of Florence,and there a few good cafes and stores around here.Would highly recommend this place to everyone.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PenaKunde
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2009

Location : A bit far from the historical centre, atleast a 15 min bus ride

Rooms : Clean and cosy. On the 2nd floor without an elevator, so be careful if you have lot of luggage. Very nicely decorated house and rooms, however - our bathroom had a constant wierd smell.

Food : They provide you with a great breakfast spread, with a mix of packaged and fresh foods. Its more than sufficient for a morning of walking about

Value : great value for money. we booked directly from their website.

  • Liked — Comfortable Hotel and Good Breakfast
  • Disliked — Hotel is far from historical centre
  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Pisceanne
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Perth
Level Contributor
54 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2009

We were met by Barbara on our arrival who gave us some useful information, however I was disappointed that I didn't meet Leonardo who I'd liaised with to book the room. I We only saw Barabara the one time and left the money and keys when we left so very little contact with the hosts.

the room was large, well lit and clean, and quiet when the shutters are closed but quite noisy when they are open.

the bathroom is veeeeery small even for Italian standards and no room to put toilettries and yes a strange smell. However it was clean and new.

The breakfast was plentiful but all packaged things- biscuits, croissants,corn flakes, coffee, cocoa powder etc. There was no fresh fruit, yoghurt or other healthier options

The location wasn't an incovenience for us however might be for people wanting to experience nightlife and not wanting to catch a bus home late at night.

the area was well supplied with cafes, restaurants a large supermarket 10 minutes walk, smaller supermarkets close by, an ATM, trams, busses etc.

overall good value

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank damore06-233
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Singapore
Level Contributor
66 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2009

At this bed-n-breakfast, we lived in the room with the attached bathroom. We liked our stay there. But the only thing holding back a "definitely recommended" tag for this B&B is its poor location.

The good things about the B&B:
1. Excellent breakfast spread - range of biscuits, cereals, bread/croissants, milk, juice were made available :).
2. Big, spacious room.

The issues with the B&B:
1. Location - it is located in a residential area 15-mins away from the Florence city-center. Though there is a direct bus service available from the B&B to the city center, it can be problematic if you are coming back late at night or have to leave early in the morning (last bus at 12.40 am, first bus at 6am).
2. The bathroom gave a bad smell, probably due to some leak.

Overall, a good place, but in a poor location. My suggestion - look for acco near the city center, but if you can't find any or budgets are an issue - think of staying here!

  • Liked — Breakfast spread
  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TheTravelingHorse
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plymouth, England
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2009

Leonardo + Barbara were extremely reliable and friendly. The room was very spacious and had everything we needed. Very easy access to Florence centre, via a short bus ride. We will certainly recommend this to family and friends.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank switch-flicker
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Property: A Beautiful Florence
Address: Piazza Giacomo Puccini 21, 50144, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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Ranked #307 of 653 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
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Number of rooms: 3
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